Niger - Tamaske-Tahoua and Tamaske-Mararraba Roads Development Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 05 Nov 2019
Signature Date 21 Feb 2020
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2024
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 29,460,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed project is in line with Phase 2 of the Niger Government’s Renaissance Programme and the Economic and Social Development Programme (PDES) 2017-2021, which operationalises the former. It is also one of the landmark projects and programmes of the National Transport Strategy (SNT, 2011-2025) selected to strengthen and preserve the national road heritage and support the productive sectors of the national economy. The project, to cost UA 29.46 million in total, concerns: (i) the development and asphalting of the Tamaské-Tahoua road section on a linear distance of 35 km via the Kalfou-Kolloma stretch; and (ii) the asphalting on a linear distance of 30 km of the Tamaské-Mararraba stretch, which is the unpaved portion of the Madaoua-Bouza-Keita-Tamaské-Tahoua road. This second stretch is part of the Madaoua-Tahoua road that the Bank had financed as part of the Tibiri-Dakoro and MadaouaTahoua Road Project. Kolloma town is located 10 km from Tahoua, at the western end of the project road, on National Road 25 (RN25), which links the west and south of the country to Agadez region. By virtue of its location and characteristics, this project will contribute to building resilience in a region that, although having high economic potential, sustains major factors of fragility. It will open up several localities in Tahoua region with high agro-pastoral potential, thereby contributing to revitalising the local economy and strengthening the access of the vulnerable and poor (particularly young people and women) to basic social services and economic opportunities. The project will also help to interconnect RN1 and RTA (Tahoua-Arlit Road), two important roads of the classified road network.

Project Objectives

The project’s overall objective is to facilitate national and regional level trade through the accessibility of the Madaoua, Bouza and Keita Divisions and Tahoua Region. Specifically, the project aims to improve the service level of the Tamaské-Kalfou-Kolloma road, including the Tamaské Mararraba section, which will help to develop the agricultural potential of Tahoua Region and facilitate access to factors of production and basic social services. By fostering the creation of job opportunities and improving income, the project will help to build resilience in the local population of its impact area, especially the poor, women and young people. Since it offers alternatives to migration mostly to the region’s very young population, the project will also contribute to reduce migration.


The project’s potential beneficiaries are the Keita and Tahoua Divisions, including Tamaské and Kalfou councils and Tahoua I sub-divisional council, serving a total population of 400,000 people. At completion, the project will have positive leverage on the local population, particularly women and young people, in terms of job opportunities, higher income, and enhanced access to basic social services (health centres, schools, markets and other facilities developed). Consequently, these will contribute to building resilience among the vulnerable and poor segments of the population.

Participating Organization

Transition Support Facility
African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-NE-DB0-011
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Olaya Dègnon Cestmir Albé HOUSSOU

Geographic Location

Country Niger
Coordinates Location Name
14.8888 5.2692 Tahoua
14.4333 6 Département de Bouza
14.8258 5.6529 Tamaské
14.073 5.96 Madaoua
14.7551 5.7749 Keita